Sometimes the path to power Pilates is with a lighter core, and more release. Learn to move efficiently for the optimal results.
PP Director Laura Helsel shares her experience guiding students through Pilates training. Drawing on many interviews with hesitant registrants Laura shares her thoughts on the steps and considerations to teaching.
Our spines are brilliant and complex structures designed to dissipate load, add energy efficiency to walking all while allowing full movement. Learn to tap into healthier movement through the Franklin Method’s approach of layered imagery and increased awareness.
Most of us experience pockets of lethargy when it can be so hard to get going. Laura’s personal push to stay on top of movement and stop the sedentary spiral.
Strengthening the gluteal muscles is recommended for virtually every hip and knee issue that exists. From patellar femoral syndrome and hip impringement to tight IT bands and dropped arches, improving the strength of the big power muscles of the bum are a key component to recovery. What to do when they don’t cooperate?
Seeking the perfect balance between nurturing self care and striving forward with focus can be complicated. Helpful tips to get the most out of your self care plan.
Research shows the challenges of creating a change in our habits. Most of us can up the chances of success by implementing these 4 fundamental rules.
Shoulder pain is extremely common amongst the 50+ age group and it often develops without traumatic impact to the joint. No falling, no car accident, just a quickly developing annoyance that can limit the joint’s range of motion, greatly interfere with sleep and cause...
Long hours of sitting was problematic in the work place pre-pandemic and working from home has only made it worse.
It can feel impossible to add yet another thing to your day, like stretching or taking a Pilates class. Here’s some guidelines to help add regular movement breaks into your day.
We are often asked why we insist on small props in all of our virtual mat classes. After all, Pilates was not designed with balls and bands, and don’t they just complicate things? Sometimes they actually simplify things. The PP method is all about ease, efficiency and...
A good office chair can make a difference. But there is no level of chair that can make your body happy with static positions. And sometimes, less support makes things better.
The benefits of online private training: a deeply immersive experience
Navigating virtual workouts so that they work for you can be a challenge. Tips to improve your home workout experience whether in a virtual Pilates class or other fitness options.
Pilates Mat classes focus on core strength but for some, the work is felt in the hip flexor muscles instead. Simple tips to improve muscle balance can help shift the work back to the abdominals.
Multiple studies have indicated negative effects from stretching regimes including a loss of strength and a greater chance of injury. Adjusting your stretching regime may help you gain mobility without a loss of power.
The Pilates Process™ method offers a refined approach to Pilates, adaptable for all ranges of fitness and injury. Our method incorporates current scientific research on biomechanics and core stability.
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